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Adam Schrum, PhD

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Associate Professor of Surgery and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology; Adjunct Professor of Dermatology, School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Biological and Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
Adjunct Associate Professor of Animal Sciences, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

NextGen Focus Area: Cancer and Immunology

Adam Schrum’s research is focused on physiologic signaling networks and how they function in molecular and cellular immunity. One of his main goals is to increase the understanding of how T cells in the immune system decide whether to destroy or tolerate healthy, infected or cancerous tissue, with an eye toward applying lessons learned to the design of new immunotherapies. 

Precision Health Impact:

  • Understanding how the immune system responds to cancer and infection.
  • Investigating T-cell responses during development, infection, autoimmunity and cancer. 


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